What is Neurosomatic Therapy?
Neurosomatic Therapy (NST) is an integrative form of manual therapy that identifies and corrects structural and biomechanical patterns in the body that cause chronic pain. Traditionally, chronic pain is treated in a way that addresses only one aspect of the condition. Whether it be massage therapy, physical therapy, or medicinal pain management, these methods fail to fully address the soft tissue causes of pain. NST, in contrast, uses careful analysis of dysfunctional postural and movement patterns to create a comprehensive therapy program that includes the five stages of rehabilitation:
- Eliminating Muscle Spasm
- Restoring Flexibility
- Restoring Proper Biomechanics
- Increasing Muscle Strength
- Increasing Muscular Endurance
The purpose of NST is to not only to eliminate the pain, but educate the patient on ways to prevent recurrence of the injury.
History & Influences of Neurosomatic Therapy
Neurosomatic Therapy was developed in response to a void in traditional health care where too many pain symptoms have no known cause. Combining Massage Therapy, Posturology, and Corrective Exercise to study the relationship between the bodies soft tissues, the skeletal system and the nervous system, NST founder Paul St. John, has discovered a way to bring lasting pain relief to patients. All of the techniques used in NST are non-surgical, non-invasive, and non-chiropractic. The techniques are centered around balancing the body structurally by addressing the largest of the body’s systems, the muscular system.
Real Pain Relief for Thousands of Patients
By restoring proper alignment and biomechanics in the body, NST alleviates pain and can positively affect a variety of physiological conditions. One of the neurological laws that is the basis for Neurosomatic Therapy is Wolff's law. Simply stated, Wolff's law states "form follows function and function follows form." Thus, a distortion in the form of the body is often correlated to improper function of the body. For example, a slouching posture can decrease digestive function or a trigger point into the ear can affect hearing or balance. When proper structure is restored to the body, the accompanying physiological problems are often alleviated. Physicians, patients, and therapists all agree that this form of therapy succeeds where other forms of rehabilitation and pain treatment fail.
Should You Become a NST Practitioner?
Learn the benefits to you, your patients, and your career that come with the study and practice of NST. Download the free brochure or contact us for more information about our Neurosomatic Therapy training.